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Private Wheelhouse with large terrace

Unique houseboat studio with the most amazing views of Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.6/5 (16 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Unique wheelhouse with amazing panoramic views
  2. Nice and quiet location near the Jordaan area
  3. Perfect for couples
  1. Full privacy
  2. Easy to get around

Houseboat summary

We love to welcome you aboard our former ferry and share the most wonderful room with you: the original wheelhouse. This is the one and only private accommodation with a full 360 degrees panoramic view. And what a view: you can see the edge of the Jordaan area, the IJ river and the astonishing new building 'Pontsteiger'. We warmly welcome couples who want to have an unforgettable Amsterdam houseboat experience!

Houseboat description

Our floating home is docked in one of the oldest harbors in Amsterdam: the 'Houthavens'. Although it is near the buzzing Jordaanarea (2 min. walking) and Central Station (15 min.) you will experience that this is actually a very nice and quiet area. You are assured to have a great night rest, yet be close to many great things to see and do. It is a real houseboat community and we love you to be part of it. 

The Wheelhouse is fully private and you have your own entrance, bathroom and fridge. We live on the same boat, on the lower floor, but this is completely separated from your part so you have all the privacy in the world. 

The wheelhouse includes a large and high quality double bed, compact dining table, private bathroom with shower, private terrace, coffee and tea, small fridge with free drinks, tourist information and a wonderful panoramic view. 

Within a few minutes walking you will find numerous great restaurants and coffee places to have breakfast and diner. Not only in the cosmopolitan Jordaan you will find great bars and restaurants, but also along the IJ River there are exciting places to eat and drink. We both work in the event business, so finding the best spots (restaurants, cafe's, museums and clubs) is part of or job. And we love to share our best tips with you!

You can get around both on foot and bike very easy, but also public transport is very good. 

But probably the best place to have a drink and enjoy the city is your own 20 sqm terrace. With good weather this is a superb place to sit back and relax while the city life passes by. Watch boats pass, along with the swans and ducks that are our neighbors. If weather and time permits, we can even take you on a private guided tour with our vintage speedboat. 

For young parents (such as ourselves) we know that traveling with a baby can be a challenge. Therefore we provide a baby cot so you don't have to travel with it. And let us know if you have any special requests - we always love to help you out.

We hope to have given you the best possible impression and look forward to welcome you aboard!

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Registration number


Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


The bedroom offers a comfortable and large double bed. The bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. 

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Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Linen provided
Towels provided

Dining table & chairs

We don't have a kitchen, but there is a fridge and coffee and tea facilities. Within a few minutes walking there are various great places for breakfast, lunch and diner.


WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Central heating

We have central heating so you are assure to be comfortably warm all year round - even on the coldest winter nights.


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide

If weather and our time schedule permits, we can take you on a private guided tour with our vintage speedboat. Please inform for options and rates.


Houseboat owner



This is our family! We live in our houseboat for 10 years now, with our three sons. You are more then welcome to stay in the B&B. Actually, this is the best spot of the boat!

We try to make you feel as much at home as possible! We are relaxed, laidback people. We love our family, friends, food and traveling.
We are happy to welcome you!

Eltjo Liselore Carel en Gilles & Ramses

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, German, Dutch

16 Reviews - Private Wheelhouse with large terrace

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Nicolle M - the Netherlands

    16 Sep

    Nice experience! Show original

    The boat is in a beautiful location. Quiet, yet close to the center. Very nice to spend the night on a boat! Eltjo and Liselore are relaxed very hospitable people. Highly recommended!

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  2. Greg W - Australia

    10 Jun

    Beautiful Amsterdam

    What a fantastic experience we had staying on Liselore's canal boat in the centre of Amsterdam. Liselore greeted us and explained how things work , Nespresso coffee machine with pods provided along with a bottle of wine, beers and soft drinks......what more could you ask for! A terrific location within walking distance of old Amsterdam and a very comfortable wheelhouse room with your own open deck to appreciate the sights and sounds of life on a canal. Slept like a baby and would have to be one of the quietest locations we have experienced. Thank you  Liselore

  3. Paul B - France

    03 Nov


    We had an awesome time in Amsterdam and staying in this houseboat was such a pleasure!! Thank you for everything, it was all perfect!

  4. Sabine Z - Germany

    26 Sep

    Everything your heart desires Show original

    It was all around to feel good. A sundowner on the patio. Easy rocking to fall asleep. The tranquility in the harbor despite the central location. We had our bikes with us and were completely immersed in the flair of Amsterdam. Very attentive, nice hosts. We hope to come back!

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  5. Sharon F - the Netherlands

    10 Aug

    Special and pleasant place Show original

    Very nice and cozy experience with a lovely roof terrace.

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